Stage Homes to Sell Fast

Numerous surveys have shown that staging pays off and often helps to sell a home faster.

First Impressions are Important. Roll out the red carpet for potential home buyers by sprucing up your entryways, especially the one on a lockbox. Welcome mats, planters filled with seasonal flowers, and clutter-free foyers and hallways set the stage.

Sell the Space, Not Your Things. Remember that the goal of a successful showing is to make a prospect feel at home – like it’s theirs, not yours. Put away your extensive personal collections. Less is more, so open up your space so prospects can actually see what they’re buying.

A little Paint and Elbow Grease does Wonders. Fresh paint and a thorough cleaning will give you the greatest “bang for your buck”. Remember that neutral walls are your best bet when staging a home for sale. Lowe’s has all the right shades to make your home more inviting.

Go with the Flow. Arrange furniture for easy traffic flow. Consider placing a major piece of furniture at an angle, such as a couch or desk. Angles add interest and can create a more open feel.

See more Light. Move lamps to dark corners and arrange window treatments so that natural light floods your rooms. Brighter is always better, and your rooms will look larger. Visit Lowe’s extensive lighting section for the latest in fashionable, functional lighting.

Try Going Green. Live plants can add decorative flair, without spending a bundle. Plants and cut flowers have a way of warming up a room.

Don’t Forget taking care of the Outdoors. If you have a porch, deck or patio, clean the furniture and replace worn cushions. Give your deck a fresh finish with a new stain and seal.

Make Kitchens Sparkle. De-clutter the countertops by removing toasters, food processors, and other non-decorative items. If you have a breakfast table or counter, put out a couple of table settings complete with place mats, napkins, and dinnerware.

Warm Up an Empty Home. If your home is vacant, consider renting furniture for key rooms, but don’t go overboard. Ask your real estate professional for advice, based on your home’s unique features and selling points.

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